Burkwood osmanthus

clusters of powerfully scented blooms over small, glossy foliage

Osmanthus x burkwoodii
  • evergreen shrub
  • rounded, dense, slow-growing,
  • ovate, dark green leaves
  • clusters of small, strongly fragrant, white blooms
  • Spring flowering
  • sometimes followed by black fruit.

H 4m
W 4m

full sun to part shade


Info: O. x burkwoodii is a hybrid with origins of O. decorus (Eastern Europe) x O. delavayi (China)

Notes: Purchased 2021 mail order from Gardening Express. (One from my wishlist ever since I noticed one growing in Russell Square though actually that was Osmanthus delavayi – one of its parents!) Suitable for the Japanesque garden?!